Saudi Arabia Executes 134 People Including Six Kids
More than 134 people have been brutally executed in Saudi Arabia so far this year, including six who were just kids when they were arrested.
A massive spike in crucifixions and beheadings has seen the slain tortured and slaughtered by brutal methods, according to a human rights organisation.
In a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, The Death Penalty Project revealed a further 24 people are at “imminent risk” of execution.
They include three children, prominent political opponents of the crown prince, clerics, and human rights campaigners.
At least six teens were executed this year after being arrested for supposed “crimes” when they were kids, the report claims.
An event hosted by The Death Penalty Project highlighted the “illegal and arbitrary executions” in Saudi Arabia as well as human rights abuses for both detainees and their families.
Experts said these abuses have been “exacerbated by the systematic torture of detainees and grossly unfair trials culminating in death sentences”.
Among those executed this year are three women and 51 who were facing drug charges that would be considered minor offences elsewhere in the world.
At least 58 of those killed were foreign nationals and most were accused of spreading Shia Islam – a crime in the Sunni Arab state.
There were 21 Pakistanis, 15 Yemenis, five from Syria and four from Egypt.
Two Jordanians, two Nigerians, a Somalian and two from unidentified nations were also included in the figures.
On April 22, a horrific mass execution was carried out by the savage regime involving 37 men being killed.
One was crucified and another had his head impaled on a spike.
Those killed during the beheading bloodbath had all been convicted of “terrorism offences” in the hardline kingdom.
One of those beheaded was Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, who was arrested while attending an anti-government protest when he was aged just 16.
The lad was tortured with electricity and beheaded for sending WhatsApp messages about the protests.
He was convicted of being a “terrorist” in a trial branded a “farce” by Amnesty International.
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